Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm
10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment
Knitting night Thursdays 7-9
Contact us for details.
Never Enough Wool
I don’t know about the
rest of you folks, but I am certainly tired of the extreme cold. There are only so many sweaters one can
layer before starting to look like the Michelin Man. I like snow, and I’ve been trying to get out for some
cross-country skiing; the freezing rain was not fun, and certainly put a damper
on the skiing for a while.
For the month of
January, we brought in a beautiful new sock yarn from Opal – The Little Prince. One ball will make a standard pair of socks
(and if you make the leg a wee bit shorter, a pair of infant socks!).
Also new to the shop in January is Aktion
from Lang. This yarn comes with
a little spool of matching reinforcement thread for heels and toes, or even
mending if one was so inclined. Can you
tell that Barb and I love sock yarn?
Since we understand
that not everyone loves socks like we do, we went looking for something new and
exciting in other areas. What did we
find? Bastion from Old
Mill Knitting. This is a chunky
weight yarn composed of acrylic and wool.
With the purchase of yarn comes your choice of patterns, designed
specifically for the yarn. We thought
the colour range would suit most every snowsuit out there. Keep in mind that we
continue to add to our Knitting (and Crochet) Wonders tally. Currently (as of January 23, 2014) we stand
at 705. We will be counting projects
all the way til August 31, 2014, so keep those needles and hooks busy!
In the meantime, Barb
is working on her design for a Mosaic Beach Bag (to be taught in our March
class), as well as a crochet summer top, a slip-stitch beret and thinking about
her Great American Aran Afghan. I,
Carol, am working on a second pair of fingerless mitts & hat, a pair of
socks, a great summer top, and an afghan.
I’m nearing the end of the mitts & hat project … good thing there
are some more projects lined up at home!
We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest
possible rates. In
order to do so, we
ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop. In addition, we offer
class discounts to our
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.
You must register for
your class before class time. Class
times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00
pm. Other times may be arranged to
suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays. Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space
Crochet – Rivuline
Scarf – A step up from regular
afghan (or Tunisian) crochet, this advanced project will have you making bow
ties and lace. Class will meet Tuesdays
from 7-9:00 pm, or Thursday from 10:00 until noon, beginning the first Tuesday
or Thursday of February. Cost: $20 plus materials.
Socks, Socks, Socks – It`s time for another sock class, and
February is the time. This time around
we will be teaching from the cuff down to the toe, using your choice of double
pointed needles or one or two circular needles. Beginning February 4, from your choice of 1-3:00 pm or 7-9:00 pm,
and running for the month. Cost: $20 plus materials.
Beach Bag in Mosaic – Think spring and make this delightful beach
bag. Although it looks complicated, you
only use one colour of yarn per row. No
switching or wrapping of the yarns! In
addition, this is an exclusive design to Never Enough Wool. Class will begin March 4, at either 1:00 or
7:00 pm and continue through the month.
Cost: $20 plus materials.
Great American Aran
Afghan – This project will be
meeting on the third Sunday of each month, providing there are no holidays on
the specified weekend. We will be
meeting on February 16, from 1-3:00 pm.
Join Barb as she works her way through the squares.
Entrelac Jacket – One of our customers brought in the book Entrelac
by Rosemary Drysdale, and we spotted the beautiful Edwardian Cardigan on
page 104. Barb and I were instantly
smitten. So much so that we have
decided to make this a Knit-Along beginning in March, 2014. This will require nine different colours of
sock yarns, so start planning and saving now.
Building Blocks – Michelle Hunter has created an afghan comprised
of knitted squares, each designed to build your skills with needles, stitching,
and assembly. We plan to start this
class in January 2014 – what better way to spend your winter than creating
something lovely and warm? Space is
limited to 6 students, so sign up early.
Class is currently filled – leave your name if you are interested; if
there is sufficient interest, we will offer a second round of classes.
Stitch: Every Wednesday afternoon,
from 1 until
3. Bring your
latest project and join
us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome!
Stitching: Every Saturday, from 2
until 4. What
better way to spend a Saturday
afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some
Night: Every Thursday, from 7
until 9. Although
it’s called Knitting Night,
crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.
There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy
goodies for all.